Archive | July, 2012

Canada Day Cupcakes

4 Jul

Happy Belated Canada’s Day!

Better late then never right? And it is purely a coincidence that this post went up on Independence day! Happy July 4th to the American readers!

Us Canadians like to celebrate our country as well and what better way to do that then with cupcakes? For the July 1st holiday Laura and I decided to make these lovely vanilla cupcakes. We also had some lovely helpers!

Thanks ladies!

And now for the cupcakes:

Canada Day Cupcakes

From “Cupcakes” by Susanna Tee

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 5/8 cups self- rising flower

5 tbsp milk

Icing:

3/4 unsalted butter

3 cups confectioners sugar

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2)Put the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs. Add the flour and using a large metal spoon fold into the mixture with the milk. Spoon the batter into the paper cases.

3) Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes.

4) To make the topping, put the butter in a large bowl and beat until fluffy. Sift in the confectioners sugar and beat together until well mixed.

5) We decorated the cupcakes with a Canadian theme using candy.

For example we found these:

We also had the tiny toothpick flags and topped the cupcakes with white icing and red candy.

All the decorations added up to what we think are pretty nationalistic cupcakes! They topped off our family’s annual July 1st barbeque quite nicely.

We also made the black bean brownies so our gluten free relative to join in on the delicious home made baking and let me tell you they were just as much of a hit (again) as they cupcakes. Never underestimate the power of chocolate. They made beans taste like dessert. Enough said.

Until Next Time,

Denise and Laura